Shortest route linking Udayapur with Kathmandu comes into operation

Khotang, February 8

The shortest route linking Udayapur with Kathmandu has come into operation from today.

Khotang’s Halesi-Tuwachung Municipality Mayor Iwan Rai and Udayapur’s Lingchungbung Rural Municipality chairperson Major Rai jointly inaugurated the Bataseghat-Kathmandu route that links Udayapur with Kathmandu via Khotang, amidst a programme today.

“This route will provide a great relief to the denizens of Lingchungbung, Rautamai and Tamli rural municipalities of Udayapur, who were making a long detour to reach the capital via Gaighat or Katari,” said Lingchungbung RM chair Rai, adding the route cuts short the travel time by three hours.

“The operation of the route was possible following the completion of the Holesung-Janakraj Rai road at the cost of Rs 6.1 million collected from locals,” said the Halesi Tuwachung Municipality mayor, adding jeeps will be plying the route for now.